Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oscars 2011 and more


Jil buriin Oscars gej chuhlaar tusgaj avch ch boldogguy, avahguy ch baij boldogguy neg uil yavdal bii. Negent l niigemd busdiin hamtaar aj turch baigaa uchir cultural discourse-d oroltsoj baih ni zuin hereg. Yalanguya orchin uyeiin hamgiin nuluu buhii medium boloh kino yamar handlagatay baina, yu ni hamgiin iheer unelegdej buigaar ni niigmee dugneh buren bolomjtoy. Ene utgaaraa Oscars bol yuruusuu uursdiiguu yamar tsag uyed amidarch baigaagaa tandah neg mundag hemjuur. Nuguu talaasaa Oscars-d hamgiin mundag kinonuud toogdolguy orhigdoh ni tun elbeg; orond ni tsuun heden media corporation, oddiin show bolood ungurdgiig hen buhen medne. Minii huvid oroltsoj baigaa kinonuudaas ni shaltgaalaad jil bur uur uur setgegdeltey baidag.

Ene jil uzsen kinonuudaas hamgiin mundguudiin neg ni yah argaguy The Social Network. Zarim humuus eniig het shuud utgaar ni huleej avch Facebook-iin tuhai barimtat kino mayagaar haraad baih shig baina. Unendee ene bol yuruusuu bidnii - yalanguya generation 2.0 - tuhai kino yum. Zuckerberg naiz ohintoygoo pub-d uulzdag ehnii scene ene kino yun tuhai ve gedgiig haruulsan prelude. Hurts hurts ugtey hariltsan yaria, ali gurvan uguulberiin daraa asuultad uguh hariultuud, urdaa suuj baigaa hunii setgeliin hudluliig ul oilgoh baidal. Yag l chatroom-d yariltsaj baigaa met. Magadguy ehnii udaad uzehed ene heseg neg ih gots goid sanagdaaguy ni screenwriter Aaron Sorkin bidniig her mundagaar capture bolsonii ilerhiilel baih.

Tsaashlaad Social Network Amerikiin angi hoorondiin zorchil, and nuhdiin nuhurlul, terslelt, unench baidal, erh medel (Shakespeare-iin umnu medegdeeguy zohioloor kino hiichihev uu?!) geed munhiin sedvuudiig toirson asar complex buteel boloh ni haragdana. Deerees ni Nine Inch Nail-iin Trent Reznor-iin hiisen soundtrack martahiin argaguy (shine jiliin daraahan neeree savaaguytej yavaad Reznor-iin yariltslagad ochson, ene hugjmuu kinonoos uuruus ni urgaj garsan gej tailbarlaj baina lee). Hervee neleed constructive criticism haij baigaa bol Zadie Smith-iin deehne NYRB deer bichsen mash sonirholtoy review-iig (daan ch suulruugee jaahan haduuraad yavchihsan baisan) unshaaray.


Daraagiin asar ih taalagdsan kino bol Aronofsky-giin Black Swan. Humuus yag yaj huleej avsan yum medehguy. Minii huvid urid umnu ni uun shig urlag, ter tusmaa uran buteelchiin dotor orj chadsan kino uzej baigaaguy. Natalie Portman-ii dur bol hun burt baidag Apollonian (uhaan bodol deer tulguurlasan) hiigeed Dionysian (setgel hudlul deer tulguurlasan) hoyor impulse-iin zurchil, negdliin ilerhiilel yum. Magadguy aguu uran buteelch gedeg ene hoyor tuiliig husseneeree udirdaj chaddag huniig heldeg baih. Gehdee ene tiim ch hyamd uneer olddogguy bololtoy. Black Swan deerh uzesgelentey, uyan nalirhai hudulguuniig oirtuulan haruulahuid barag hugartal ni evsheelgesen hul haragdana. Neg scene deer bur balletchin hunii gol zemseg bolson gutlaa umsuhiinhuu umnu Natalie Portman-ii dur hilenteygeer urj, tasdaj, zeremdeglene. Goo uzesgeleng yamar ih zuil zoliosloj olj avdagiin ilerhiilel ene.

Alain de Botton ene talaar Architecture of Happiness deeree ih goyoor bichsen baisan:

In his memoirs, the German theologian Paul Tillich explained that art had always left him cold as a pampered and trouble-free young man, despite the best pedagogical efforts of his parents and teachers. Then the First World War broke out, he was called up and, in a period of leave from his battalion (three quarters of whose members would be killed in the course of the conflict), he found himself in the Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Berlin during a rain storm. There, in a small upper gallery, he came across Sandro Botticelli’s Madonna and Child with Eight Singing Angels and, on meeting the wise, fragile, compassionate gaze of the Virgin, surprised himself by beginning to sob uncontrollably. He experienced what he described as a moment of ‘revelatory ecstasy’, tears welling up in his eyes at the disjunction between the exceptionally tender atmosphere of the picture and the barbarous lessons he had learnt in the trenches. It is in dialogue with pain that many beautiful things acquire their value.

Ner devshij baigaa kinonuudaas uur neg sonirhol tatsan ni The King's Speech. Gehdee eejtey hamt uzsen bolood ch ter uu, neleed ayduuhan kino yum uu daa gesen setgegdel tursun. Magadguy ene kinog hamgiin iheer taashaahiin tuld historical backdrop-iig ni (e.g. appeasement, Munich agreement, Churchill) neleed undurt avch uzeh yostoy baih. Tegsen hedii ch ene kinonii tuuhiin unen mun ni neleed ergelzeetey. Negent Britain-ii WWII-iin umnuh bair suuri bol JFK-ees avhuulaad tumen amitan shavchihsan sedev tul orhiloo. (Hervee uneheer ih sonirhoj baigaa bol manai uyeiin hamgiin aguu polemicist (:P) Christopher Hitchens-iin review-iig unshaaray)


Harin ner devsheeguy kinonuudaas hamgiin iheer taalagdsan ni I Am Love. Ene chuham yun tuhai kino ve gedgiig heleh tun hetsuu. Kinonii gol sanaa globalization, individual liberty, post-war Italy, generational conflict geed asar olon sedviig toirno. Deerees ni John Adams-iin hugjim ene kinog ulam bur complex bolgono. Zaaval zav gargaj uzeerey (uguy yadahnaa kinog ni bish yum aa gehed Tilda Swinton-iig 2 tsag harahiin tuld :P).


Ene jil minii dotor honogshij uldsen uur neg mundag kino bol Benjamin Heisenberg-iin (Werner Heisenberg-iin ach huu) Der Räuber. Ehleed uzehed yanztay neg action kino met murtuu saitar bodoh yum bol NYRB-iin "in its study of one man’s extreme pathology also has something important to say about why we run" gej helsentey yah argaguy sanaa niilne. Gehdee minii huvid ene uguulberiig jaahan urgutgumuur sanagdsan. Ene kino bol dan gants guideg geltguy yuruusuu ugluu bur 5-d bosch uhtlee beltgel hiideg humuusees "Yah gej ingej uursdiiguu zovoodog bainaa?" gej asuudag nuhduuded uguh hamgiin mundag hariult yum.

Ungursun jil taalagdsan uur mundag kinonuud gevel Certified Copy (Juliette Binoche-iin magadguy hamgiin mundag dur baih), Un Prophète (2009 ond garsan baih; yutay ch ene bol oiriin heden jild uzsen hamgiin shineleg kino baisan), No Distance Left To Run (Blur-iin documentary + brilliant concert footages!).

P.S: True Grit, The Fighter hoyoriig arai uzej amjaaguy yavna.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Perfection

from The Sartorialist

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Note

row2k - What do you like most about the sport of rowing?

Alex Lizotte - What I like most about the sport of rowing is the team bond and atmosphere. Nowhere else can you find a group of people who push themselves in order to beat the guy next to them and work their body to the bone in order to do so. I have tremendous amounts of respect for my teammates and the bond we have created is through our hard work and desire to win. Waking up at five in the morning to get on the water sounds crazy, but when the sun comes up and warms us as we grind out piece after piece you know you’re alive and I would not give up that feeling for the world. Rowing has taught me many lessons about life and myself. Those lessons begin with never giving up no matter how bad it may be. Push through and finish everything with the best of your ability. It has also taught me that the human body is an amazing thing, when you think you are tired you can look to the guy in front and behind you on the boat pushing harder and breaking barriers. These life lessons helped while I was in the hospital recovering from my treatment, knowing I would be back on a boat again got me through each day and gave me a reason to get out of bed in the morning.

row2k Interview - Navy's Alex Lizotte

Friday, February 11, 2011

Music of the Day



The video is too kitsch. But I like the music very much!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Poem of the Day: Recession Edition


Rain by Frederick Seidel

Rain falls on the Western world,
The coldest spring in living memory everywhere.
Winter in mid-May means the darling buds of May uncurled
On an ice-cold morgue slab, smilingly shaking loose their beautiful hair.
London rains every day anyway.
Paris is freezing. It’s May, but Rome is cold.
Motorcycles being tested at the factory in Varese north of Milan are gray
Victims screaming in place and can’t get out and won’t get sold.

It’s the recession.
It’s very weird in New York.
Teen vampires are the teen obsession,
Rosebud mouths who don’t use a knife and fork.
Germany at first won’t save Greece, but really has to.
It’s hot in parts of Texas, but rain drowns Tennessee, people die.
It’s the euro. It’s the Greek debt. Greece knew
It had to stop lying, but timeo Danaos, they’re Greeks, Greeks lie.

Canoeing in the Ozarks with Pierre Leval, the rain came down so hard
The river rose twenty-three feet in the pre-dawn hours and roared.
Came the dawn, there was improbably a lifeguard,
There was a three-legged dog, the jobless numbers soared.
Dreamers woke in the dark and drowned, with time to think this can’t be true.
Incomprehensible is something these things do.
They bring the Dow Jones into the Ozarks and the Ozarks into the E.U.
A raving flash flood vomits out of a raindrop. The Western world is in the I.C.U.

Entire trees rocket past. One wouldn’t stand a chance in the canoe.
A thee-legged dog appears, then the guy it belongs to.
You instantly knew
You’d run into a hillbilly backwoods crazy, itching to kill you.
Berlin and Athens, as the Western world flickers,
Look up and blink in the rain and lick the rain and shiver and freeze.
They open black umbrellas and put on yellow slickers
And weep sugar like honeybees dying of the bee disease.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Here and There

New Year's Eve, Chicago